Intermediate Courses

 

Clock making course

 

This project is the next level up from the shelf making course and focuses on creating a tight fitting cross halving joint. The two pieces of timber must first be planed flat and the edges at 90 degrees to ensure a neat joint. You will then cut the triangular shapes before sawing and chiselling out the waste for the joints. You can add your own touch by adjusting the shape of the triangles and which timbers to use. There is a choice of three different hands, some of which can also be trimmed to suit.


This is an intense course which spans over a day and an evening and some previous experience is required. If you’re unsure of whether it’s suitable for you, get in touch with David.

The course costs £200 which includes a selection of timbers and the clock parts.

The sessions are organised on an ad hoc basis, with a minimum of two students, so get in touch by email or call David on 07969 115946 and let us know the dates you are available and we will coordinate the rest.

 

Frame making course

 

This two day course introduces a variety of skills. You will make a small/ medium sized picture or mirror frame to your dimensions in a choice of different timbers. This course is suitable for “false beginners” (people who are not starting from absolute scratch). Skills practiced are: Hand planing, measuring and marking out, sawing and “shooting” mitres, routing, tool sharpening, glueing up the frame, sanding and lacquering.

The course costs £250 which includes a selection of timbers and the glass/mirror.

A minimum of two people are required for courses to run, so please get in touch with your availability and David will coordinate with other students to find a suitable date.

The sessions are organised on an ad hoc basis, with a minimum of two students, so get in touch by email or call David on 07969 115946 and let us know the dates you are available and we will coordinate the rest.